Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 4.
Braintree Town 0-4 Lincoln City
Lee Angol enjoyed a perfect debut as Lincoln City extended their lead at the top of the National League to six points with a comprehensive win over Braintree Town.
The striker, who arrived on loan from Peterborough earlier in the week, scored a hat-trick as the FA Cup quarter-finalists made it 10 games unbeaten.
Angol marked his Imps debut with a goal after just 15 minutes as he converted from a corner.
The striker thumped in a second seven minutes later with a low effort, and completed his hat-trick eight minutes from time after Matt Rhead was fouled in the penalty area by Frankie Musonda.
Nathan Arnold got in on the act five minutes from time with a clinical finish, as Braintree failed to register an effort on target until stoppage time.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 20CorneSubstituted forMaybanksat 72'minutes
- 24PattersonSubstituted forHenshallat 65'minutes
- 5WaterfallBooked at 26minsSubstituted forHoweat 58'minutes
- 36GinnellySubstituted forArnoldat 65'minutes
- 13MargettsSubstituted forRheadat 65'minutes
- Neil Hair
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 4.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 4. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 3. Lee Angol (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Sam Corne.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Henshall replaces Monty Patterson.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Jonathon Margetts.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Nathan Arnold replaces Josh Ginnelly.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Callum Howe replaces Luke Waterfall.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2.
Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2. Lee Angol (Lincoln City).
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 1. Lee Angol (Lincoln City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.